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About The Angel of Forest Hill

A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.

Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.

 
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
 
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 4, 2016

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12

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Click Here to download the first chapter of The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall About The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism. Hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection. As the years pass Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel, too, hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season— and Joel’s longing for more than friendship. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings threaten to reverse how far Rose and Joel have come? Filled with deep emotion and the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth, The Angel of Forest Hill invites readers experience an amazing journey toward love and belonging.

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A Time of Anticipation, A Season of Miracles
New Amish Christmas Romance by New York Times and CBA Best-Selling Author Cindy Woodsmall

Just in time for a great read by the fire and those yearning for Christmas romance movies to start, The Angel of Forest Hill  (WaterBrook Press, October 4, 2016) invites readers into the complicated life of Rose Kurtz. An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.
 
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
 
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?
 
This September marked the 10th anniversary for the acclaimed Amish fiction authors first release, When the Heart Cries. In the decade since, WaterBrook and Woodsmall have partnered to release 17 Amish fiction titles, including six seasonal novellas in addition to this newly anticipated release.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets from ABC Nightline to the Wall Street Journal and a National Geographic documentary on Amish life.
Woodsmall has been featured on ABC Nightline and the Wall Street Journal, which named her as one of the nation’s top Amish fiction writers. As one of the most beloved voices in Amish fiction, Woodsmall’s writing resonates with readers in part for its attention to detail and humanizing storylines. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
 
Website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindywoodsmall
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By Athena Langworthy

Book Description: When Old Order Amish  Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel's wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership,...

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By Jinnae Morgan

I am always a sucker for a good Christmas book, but even more so if it is a love story. I love the way this books draws you into the story line and the characters. It makes you feel their joy and sorrows like you are there with them. Snuggle up on a cold day next the fire, grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this beauty.

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By Chrystal Payne

"The Angel of Forest Hill" was a book I couldn't seem to put down. It was a perfect example of the results of a dysfunctional family, humility, compassionate, and finally love. Many obstacles and years of sacrifice allowed a broken woman to finally have true love while maintaining a personal relationship with God. A strong woman who set an example of how to be a humble person and a loving mother to her step children.

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By Margaret Tidwell

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall was a sweet story.  I am a huge fan of Amish fiction books as you all know and I was sad when this book was done because it was such a sweet Christmas story.  I did read this book around...

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By Dawn Crawford

This book was absolutely wonderful. I love the story line and all of characters. Rose Kurtz is sent to West Virginia to help Joel Dienner and his family after the birth of his 4th child. When Rose arrives she finds out that the mother has died and the children are motherless. Joel propose that they marry with the only requirement that she love the children as her own. 4 years pass and Joel and Rose have not consummated their marriage and Joel...

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